U Be Dead tells the story of disturbed serial stalker Maria Marchese. She was sentenced to nine years in prison for the sustained intimidation of a London doctor, his family and even the lawyer who prosecuted her.
The Metropolitan Police called it ?one of the worst cases of stalking we have ever had to investigate? and the drama is told with the help of the people who suffered at the hands of Marchese,
Dr Jan Falkowski (Morrissey) and his fiancée Debbie Pemberton (Fitzgerald) could think of no-one who would want to stalk them with threatening texts and phone calls.
Even when the stalker professed to being in love with Jan, they refused to take her increasingly manic behaviour seriously.
That is until she broke into their houseboat and opened the gas taps, threatened Jan?s family and attempted to cancel their wedding.